[Ads-l] "Snowzilla"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jan 28 17:06:52 UTC 2015


No, not the Great Blizzicane of 2015, or some other Great Snow like 
that of 1717.  Rather,

"The MBTA bears the responsibility (and cost) of snow removal on its 
own lines. Every once in a while, it employs 
"<http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/01/23/mbtas_mattapan_line_relies_on_snowzilla_in_worst_weather/>Snowzilla," 
a 35-year-old jet engine with a powerful, snow-blasting exhaust that 
consumes 900 gallons of fuel per trip, to clear the Mattapan line's tracks."

The link is to another Boston.com article, from the Boston Globe of 
Jan. 23, 2011, titled "Snowzilla vs. winter's fury /
T's Mattapan line relies on giant in worst weather."

 From 
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/01/24/snowtron-and-snowzilla-how-boston-removed-snow-from-its-streets-throughout-history/v8455vpxuBjJ8KmRFDPguK/story.html?p1=well_WinterWeather_main_hp

Joel 

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